About the Growth Hub

Berkshire Growth Hub Team

The Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub offers fully funded, impartial support services and expert advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses in Berkshire. The service includes free clinics and workshops on a range of business issues, alongside a special High Growth Programme to provide tailored support to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with high growth potential.

As your local Growth Hub for Berkshire, we are a one-stop shop for business support in the county and can provide you with a wealth of information, advice, support services and events – all free of charge. We can also connect you with a network of local and national programmes and organisations.

Delivered by Oxford Innovation Services, the Berkshire Growth Hub is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Why contact us?

  • We’re fully funded – This means our services are free to you if you are a Berkshire-based business or entrepreneur.
  • We’re impartial – We’re here to provide you with tailored advice to help your business grow, not sell you a service or product.
  • We’re experienced – Our business advisers have a wealth of experience and have all run their own businesses, so they understand the challenges you face.
  • We’re well-connected – We have access to an extensive network of industry experts, partner organisations and government agencies as well as local and national support providers.
  • We offer a quality service – We’ve received a 98% satisfaction rating from clients on our High Growth Programme.
  • We recognise the need for confidentiality – Any sensitive information you discuss about your business, product or service with your business adviser in one-to-one meetings will be confidential.
  • We make a real difference – 91% of clients feel the support they received from us has had a positive impact on their business (Evaluation Survey 2019). We have engaged with over 2,300 businesses and, of those, we’ve provided intensive support to over 722. Check out our case studies to read about the positive ways we’ve helped a wide range of businesses.

For more information on our services, click here.